Every Day Counts from FHWA
Every Day Counts (EDC) is an initiative of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that aims to speed up the delivery of highway projects and to address the challenges presented by limited budgets. Its goal is to identify and deploy innovations that shorten project delivery, enhance roadway safety, reduce congestion, and improve environmental sustainability.
Through the EDC model, FHWA works with state and local transportation agencies and industry stakeholders to identify a new collection of innovations to champion every two years. This process includes sharing specifications, best practices, lessons learned, and relevant data among stakeholders through case studies, webinars, and demonstration projects.
EDC-4 Innovations (2017-2018)
The latest round of EDC includes the following 11 innovations:
- Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures
- Collaborative Hydraulics: Advancing to the Next Generation of Engineering
- Community Connections
- Data-Driven Safety Analysis
- e-Construction and Partnering: A Vision for the Future
- Integrating NEPA and Permitting
- Pavement Preservation (When, Where, and How)
- Road Weather Management – Weather-Savvy Roads
- Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian
- Ultra-High Performance Concrete Connections for PBES
- Using Data to Improve Traffic Incident Management